Asphalt paving machine operators receive training in operating specially designed asphalt paving machines. In addition to knowing how to operate these machines, asphalt paving machine operators are also expected to identify problems and conduct routine maintenance and repair work of these machines.
This is a physically demanding job as it involves long hours of manipulating all types of heavy duty controls, gauges, and levers. Asphalt paving machine operators must have the physical strength and stamina to handle the physical demands of the job. There are no minimum educational qualification requirements.
Interviewers will be interested in knowing if you understand the requirements of the job and if you have what it takes to do it. They will want to know if you have had any work experience and what kind of machinery you worked on during that time. You can also expect to be asked about your career goals and whether you are looking for a short or long term opportunity. A look through mock interview questions will give you a good idea of what types of questions to expect at your interview for an asphalt paving machine operator job.